Arizona fly Fishing Blog


New Mesh Back Hats are Back in Stock

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Back by popular demand, mesh back AZ Wanderings hats are in stock in the online store. If you like what you read here on Arizona Wanderings and want to help keep the lights on, consider heading over and picking up a hat, shirt, furled leader, or a batch of flies. Also, Wednesday (November 5th) I’ll […]

Rambling Review – Thomas & Thomas Heirloom Fiberglass Fly Rod

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Rambling Review – Thomas & Thomas Heirloom Fiberglass 7’6 4-weight Why: Let me start by saying, that in my humble quiver of fly rods, the Thomas & Thomas Heirloom Fiberglass 7’6 4-weight stands out as the most beautiful. I was lucky enough to win this fly rod in the Fiberglass Manifesto’s photo contest in 2012 and since […]

Arizona Fly Fishing: The White Mountains

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A last minute trip fell into my lap a couple weekends back, and I found myself driving through the night to check out new spot. Armed with a 5 weight, a box of flies and a few smushed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, I hiked in to find the water off color but still fishable. […]

Floating the Colorado

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You can really blame it on Alex Landeen. In truth, the reason I bought my pontoon boat was for the sole purpose of floating the Colorado River. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed exploring the lakes here in Arizona, but a few months back when he started telling us about his 15 mile float […]

HAHWG – Summer 2014

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If you’ve followed along with my posts on Arizona Wanderings, you will probably remember several posts about The Hunting and Angling Heritage Work Group, which we lovingly refer to as HAHWG (pronounced Hog). The HAHWG is a growing group of organizations and partners whose mission is to facilitate the Department’s efforts to pass on the hunting […]

Rambling Review: Gregory Baltoro 70 Pack

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Rambling Review – Gregory Baltoro 70 Pack It’s funny how an item can conjure up the most vivid of memories. I’ve got quite a collection of packs in the guest room closet. My wife would disagree with me calling it a “collection” as she’s on the verge of calling that horders show from TV. Regardless, I’ve got packs […]

Arizona Fly Fishing: To the Mountains

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With a long week of work behind us, we made an extremely early morning drive to the mountains to escape the heat and beat the crowds. We rolled into the parking lot and could see the fish rising from the bank. The air was chilly, which made the water warmer than expected as I eased […]